Katherine Schuver Garman, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Affiliate of the Duke Regeneration Center
Campus mail Dept of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-1205

My research focuses on injury, repair, and cancer development in the gastrointestinal tract. My laboratory performs translational research with the goal of improving health of the gastrointestinal tract. Our work is based in observations from human clinical research. We use databases of esophageal and colon disease to learn more about clinical risk factors for disease. We also use pathology samples of tumors to study the gastrointestinal tract in different states: healthy, inflamed or damaged, and with cancer.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Gastroenterology, Medicine, Duke University, 2007 - 2009
  • Chief Resident, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2006 - 2007
  • Fellow in Gastroenterology, Medicine, Duke University, 2005 - 2006
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 2002 - 2005
  • M.D., Duke University, 2002

Publications

Markwell, Stacy A., Katherine S. Garman, Iris L. Vance, Ami Patel, and Melissa Teitelman. “Individualized ergonomic wellness approach for the practicing gastroenterologist (with video).” Gastrointest Endosc 94, no. 2 (August 2021): 248-259.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2021.01.045.

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33561486
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Crawford, Bridget M., Hsin-Neng Wang, Christina Stolarchuk, Richard J. von Furstenberg, Pietro Strobbia, Dadong Zhang, Xiaodi Qin, Kouros Owzar, Katherine S. Garman, and Tuan Vo-Dinh. “Plasmonic nanobiosensors for detection of microRNA cancer biomarkers in clinical samples.” Analyst 145, no. 13 (July 7, 2020): 4587–94. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0an00193g.

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32436503
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Krüger, Leandi, Tiffany A. Pridgen, Ellie R. Taylor, Katherine S. Garman, and Anthony T. Blikslager. “Lubiprostone protects esophageal mucosa from acid injury in porcine esophagus.” Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 318, no. 4 (April 1, 2020): G613–23. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpgi.00086.2019.

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32068440
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Garman, Katherine S., Teminioluwa A. Ajayi, Harold J. Boutte, Shih-Ting Chiu, Richard J. von Furstenberg, Benjamin R. Lloyd, Cecelia Zhang, Mark W. Onaitis, Shein-Chung Chow, and Shannon J. McCall. “Prior tonsillectomy is associated with an increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma.” Plos One 15, no. 7 (2020): e0235906. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235906.

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32697782
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Que, Jianwen, Katherine S. Garman, Rhonda F. Souza, and Stuart Jon Spechler. “Pathogenesis and Cells of Origin of Barrett's Esophagus.” Gastroenterology 157, no. 2 (August 2019): 349-364.e1. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2019.03.072.

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31082367
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Spaete, Joshua P., Jiayin Zheng, Shein-Chung Chow, Rebecca A. Burbridge, and Katherine S. Garman. “Inconsistencies in Colonic Tattooing Practice: Differences in Reported and Actual Practices at a Tertiary Medical Center.” South Med J 112, no. 4 (April 2019): 222–27. https://doi.org/10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000964.

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30943541
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LaRiviere, B., K. S. Garman, N. L. Ferguson, D. A. Fisher, and N. M. Jokerst. “Spatially resolved diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of tumor and normal excised human colon with thin film Si sensors.” In Optics Infobase Conference Papers, Vol. Part F166-Sensors 2019, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1364/SENSORS.2019.STu2D.5.

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Feder, Rachel, Shai Posner, Yi Qin, Jiayin Zheng, Shein-Chung Chow, and Katherine S. Garman. “Helicobacter pylori-associated peptic ulcer disease: A retrospective analysis of post-treatment testing practices.” Helicobacter 23, no. 6 (December 2018): e12540. https://doi.org/10.1111/hel.12540.

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30246287
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Ajayi, Teminioluwa A., Sarah Cantrell, Ashley Spann, and Katherine S. Garman. “Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer: Links to microbes and the microbiome.” Plos Pathog 14, no. 12 (December 2018): e1007384. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1007384.

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30571768
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